White Night Ballarat

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Craig's Hotel in Ballarat overlaid with colourful projection art as part of White Night Ballarat
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Time Out says

The city of gold will become the city of lights when White Night comes to Ballarat this September

White Night is lighting up Ballarat once again this year, with the after-dark arts festival headed to the regional city on Saturday, September 21. 

Between 7pm and 2am there will be 44 artworks to discover across Ballarat. The works have all been created around the theme of 'lighting a spark', with 22 of the works made by local artists.

This year the line-up features a mix of installations, exhibitions, music events, performances and of course dazzling projections onto Ballarat's heritage buildings. Look out for 'Action Reaction' (a Rube Goldberg machine); 'Spidergoat and the Insect Electro' (an eerie, glowing installation that mimics walking through spider silk); and Stuart Walsh's 'Cherubim on a Sunday Drive Through Hell' (a projection work that makes grim allusions to the Garden of Eden). The festival will also bring 12 works from White Night Melbourne to the city (including some of our program highlights like 'The Guardian' and 'Iris').

This isn't the first time that Ballarat has hosted the glittering event, with the 2018 iteration of White Night Ballarat drawing 60,000 people out into the streets (15,000 of which came from out of town). Visit the White Night Ballarat website for more information.

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